Kate Dresser has joined Putnam as senior editor. She was previously at Gallery Books.
At Holt, James Melia has been promoted to executive editor; Ruby Rose Lee is associate editor; Catryn Silbersack moves up to publicist; Sarah Fitts is associate publicist; and Nicolette Seeback is now associate art director. Riva Hocherman becomes associate publisher of Metropolitan Books. Ashley Lau has joined the marketing department as senior designer.
At Celadon Books, Rachel Chou has been promoted to senior vice president, associate publisher, marketing and publicity; Christine Mykityshyn to senior publicity director; Anna Belle Hindenlang to senior publicist; Jaime Noven to senior marketing manager; Heather Orlando to associate publicist; and Cecily Van Buren-Freedmen to assistant editor.
Alex Coumbis has joined Phaidon Press as publicity manager.
Matt Johnson has joined Kensington Publishing as associate director of library & indie bookstore marketing. He was at Macmillan, most recently as associate director and senior field manager of administration, marketing & operations.
At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Tiara Iandiorio has been promoted to designer for Aladdin. Nadia Almahdi has joined as senior manager, digital & social marketing. She was most recently marketing manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Tasneem Motala has joined The Rights Factory as an assistant agent, building a list of character-driven middle grade and YA fiction by BIPOC authors. Tamanna Bhasin has joined as an associate editor.
Max Alexandre has joined Westwood Creative Artists as literary & podcast agent. Most recently, he was co-founder and ceo of Gramercy Media.
Duryan Bhagat-Clark, 49, senior director of planning at Scholastic Trade, died on January 2 of cancer. She was with the company for over 25 years. JoAnne Mojica, vp of publishing operations and sales planning, said, “Everyone at Scholastic knew Duryan. Her uncanny ability to answer all questions thrown at her; her willingness to help with any issue (I don’t think the words ‘that’s not my job’ would even register as an option); and her stubbornness to ensure every task was done correctly. This was all about her love of making the books and not just a job to be done.” Her Scholastic colleagues and her family have started a college fund for her daughter.
Tiger Woods‘ memoir — originally announced as titled BACK but then changed to untitled and scheduled for April 6 publication — “has been postponed until a later date,” Harper One announced on Wednesday.
Brandeis University has acquired the University Press of New England‘s full list, excluding Dartmouth College Press titles. Brandeis University Press was an early member of the UPNE consortium, and when UPNE was dissolved in 2018, Brandeis and Dartmouth had split ownership of UPNE and co-managed the list. The University of Chicago Press’s Chicago distribution center will continue to handle marketing, sales, and distribution for both Brandeis University Press and UPNE.